Friday, March 12, 2010

2010 Women of Legend and Merit Awards

Tennessee State University’s Women of Legend and Merit Awards Dinner will honor eight women leaders on Thursday, March 18, 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, 777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214. Ret. Brigadier General Clara L. Adams-Ender will serve as the dinner's keynote speaker.

The annual celebration will salute dynamic women leaders in business and the community for a variety of fields and seeks to expose the university’s female student population to positive role models, networking opportunities and resources to assist in their academic, personal and professional growth as women.
Hosted each year by the University during March, Women’s History Month, the Women of Legend and Merit Awards brings awareness and raises funds in support of the TSU Women’s Center. This year’s honorees include:

  • Athletics: Edith McGuire Duvall, olympian and entrepreneur;
  • Business: Cordia Harrington, founder and CEO of Tennessee Bun Company;
  • Community Service: Joyce Espy Searcy, director of community relations, Belmont University;
  • Education: Rita S. Geier, Esq., associate to the Chancellor, Senior Fellow, Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee-Knoxville;
  • Government/Politics:  Lois DeBerry, speaker pro tempore, Tennessee General Assembly;
  • Legal: Angelita Blackshear Dalton, Esq., Judge of Division III of the Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee General Sessions Court;
  • Media: Anne Holt, news anchor, WKRN-TV, News 2; 
  • Science/Medicine: Kelli Turner Molette, DDS, Dentist.
Tickets to the event are currently available at $75 per person and may be purchased online at or by calling 615-963-5481.

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